Things to Do

Events for Everyone


Prairie Pursuits

Prairie Pursuits offers how-to classes and workshops geared to adults and teens in a variety of topics from historic trades, to culinary skills, to the arts.

Smithsonian Magazine
Museum Day

September 21
We invite you to come to Conner Prairie for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day - an annual free day event.

Prairie Plates

October 5
Prairie Plates celebrates the farm-to-table food and craft drink movement with unique dining experiences, with the region’s top chefs and gourmet artisans.

Headless Horseman

October 10-13, 17-20, 24-27
Take an adventure on our haunted hayride where you’ll get chased down by the Headless Horseman!

Corn Maze

September 21-October 27, Tuesday-Sunday
Come lose yourself in our bigger, better 12 acre Corn Maze - rated among the Top Ten Corn Mazes in the U.S.!

A Prairie-Normal Evening:
Ghost Hunt

October 31
Join us for this first-ever public Ghost Hunt! We’ll tell some tales, hear haunting employee experiences, and spend some time in three purportedly "active" houses at Conner Prairie.


A Merry Prairie Holiday

November 29-December 29
Enjoy the Conner Prairie holiday family fun you already love and a host of new features you won’t want to miss.

Breakfast or Dinner
with Santa

November 30-December 22
Enjoy a delicious breakfast or dinner, decorate cookies, and meet Santa in person!

Hearthside Suppers

January 9-March 15, Thursdays-Sundays
Our Hearthside Suppers invite guests to take part in an entertaining evening with our costumed interpreters.

Make and Take

Throughout the Year
Stop by our Make and Take stations to enjoy short session craft activities.

Events for Kids


Playtime on the Prairie

1st & 3rd Thursday every month
An hour long program for early learners to CREATE, PLAY, and LEARN!

Events for Adults




October 4 - Bloody Indiana
Join us for this brand-new series, where curious adults can get their think on – and their drink on – at a thought-provoking, interactive, and social event!

Arts & Arms Making Workshops

Conner Prairie’s hands-on classes provide a rare opportunity to work closely with some of the nation’s best craftsmen.

Inclusion Programming


Memory Café

November 9
A welcoming, safe space for individuals with Alzheimer’s or any type of Dementia, and their caregivers.